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Advanced aerial imaging tool used on Mars to transform NZ farming

Advanced aerial imaging tool used on Mars to transform NZ farming

A state-of-the-art remote-sensing imaging tool developed for military reconnaissance and space exploration is set to take precision agriculture to new heights across the Tasman.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Aug 2016
How big data could help save the (agricultural) world…

How big data could help save the (agricultural) world…

If Australia is to do its bit to help avoid the global food crisis, we need to work collaboratively to turn the flood of ag-related information gathered by sensors, satellites and the like (collectively known as 'big data') into tools farmers can use to support better decision-making, say experts including the Australian Farm Institute's Mick Keogh and NSW Farmers' David Eyre.
Yasmine Finbow, Agribusiness Outlook Australia (AOA), Published 7th Apr 2016
Prototype weed-killing robot trialled in Queensland bush

Prototype weed-killing robot trialled in Queensland bush

Scientists at James Cook University in Far North Queensland are trialing a weed-destroying robot that aims to help eradicate costly invasive plant species.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2016
Cisco brings 'Internet of Everything' centre to Sydney

Cisco brings 'Internet of Everything' centre to Sydney

On 15 February 2016, global IT giant Cisco launched a new Innovation Centre in Sydney, part of a five-year, $21 million (US$15 m) investment in collaborative, cross-industry hubs designed to promote groundbreaking 'IoE' solutions across Australia.
AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2016
Ag-bots and e-rakes: 10 futuristic farm equipment innovations

Ag-bots and e-rakes: 10 futuristic farm equipment innovations

From a driverless ‘Greenbot’ to a sensor-driven precision nozzle, a tractor-mounted soil mapper to an independently-functioning e-rake, cutting-edge technology unveiled at the most recent Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, is set to make farming almost automatic – though there'll still be grunt work to do.
Merran White, Published 29th Jan 2016
World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

If you thought field robotics was a niche ag-industry, think again. A Japanese horticultural firm is developing the world’s first fully automated farm, a large-scale indoor facility expected to churn out 30,000 clean, green lettuce heads a day, while dramatically cutting input costs.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 6th Nov 2015
$13m research collaboration promises better dairy products

$13m research collaboration promises better dairy products

Australia’s dairy industry could soon be producing longer-lasting, smoother-textured, better tasting products with boosted nutritional value in more eco-friendly, cost-effective ways, thanks to a five-year, $13 million research collaboration....
Merran White, Published 6th Apr 2015
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